Eye Exams for Junior Kindergarten
Every year, thousands of children start school without having a comprehensive eye exam by an eye doctor. Eye See . . . Eye Learn was designed to help raise awareness of the importance of children's eye exams. The exams are covered under provincial health insurance (or OHIP) when you show your child’s health card. This means that there is no out-of-pocket cost for the eye exam. If the child requires a pair of glasses, they will receive them FREE of charge (estimated value, $250).
Studies have shown that 80% of learning comes through vision. If your child is having trouble seeing the board, focusing on pictures or words in a book, then he or her learning will suffer, and will not be learning to their full potential.
The Ontario Association of Optometrists recognizes the important link between eye health and learning and recommends comprehensive eye examinations for all children entering kindergarten. The Eye See…Eye Learn program will help make sure our kindergarten students get the best start to learning.